Thursday, 18 November 2010

Actually Made Some Stuff

Do ya know, having an online shop is an awful lot of work.Actually making the jewelry is almost the easy part, but to get people to look at it, you have to do the social networking thing.  First I had to post it on my Artfire shop, shared it with Facebook and Twitter, put it up on the forum and then here, on my blog.  Don't get me wrong, my blog is fun and it's kind of an extension of the way I constantly talk to myself, except every once in awhile somebody answers!  I find that so cool! 

And I have become very attached to the people on the About forum.  They're like old friends and we all worry about each other and are very supportive of each other.  It's very worrisome when someone doesn't post for a while. 

But it's all so time consuming!  I finished my pieces around 3:30 and here it is 6 and I'm still promoting them.  Oh well, one of these days I'll be retired, no more store, and it'll give me something to do, other than talk to myself and the dogs.
I call this piece "Welcome."  I have no idea why, it just told me that was its name. 
This is another of the melted silver pieces, and I soldered it onto a hammered sterling ring, added three sterling balls (they're perfectly round, the bottom one is reflecting something) and two wrapped labradorite briolettes.   Antiqued with LOS.
I love these pieces and guess its because I love to be different and nobody else will ever make one the same, and they appeal to my quirky side. (Some would say "weird," I say "quirky.")

The next piece is totally different, a little more cheerful, but not quite so much "me."  I like it and love the flower but I'd wear the first piece and would never wear something like this.  I'm probably the most "up," cheerful and optimistic person you will ever meet, but I like my jewelry to make a statement, not be just pretty.  Besides, my neck's too fat.

This was another piece of copper sheet, cut to a freehand pattern, folded, patterned, and basically hammered all to heck.  Great fun!  Then I put a wash of translucent red enamel on it, and splattered yellow around the centre and on the bottom of the sterling bead.  The agate beads are gorgeous - they remind me of little translucent marbles.  

The reddish beads between the silver are carnelian. 

I don't get another day off until Saturday and really need to do my October books.  But maybe I can sneak an hour here or there to do something else - I really want to wire wrap some Brazilian crystals.  And I don't seem to be able to work after dark - does anyone else have that problem?  I can't see properly, all I want to do is eat and sleep.  The joys of Canadian winter - 12 hours of dark every day and a whole population that wants to hibernate.  Take care!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Susan!!!

    Here I am, somebody answering! lol
    As you already know, I love these pieces, especially the "Welcome" necklace. It's an artistic, graceful and unique piece with a great name!

    Congrats,dear Susan and I love you too.